I always tell folks who ask when to come to VMT that January is one of my favorite months of the year. Why they ask? Is it the short days so I have an excuse not to ski 6 grand plus everyday? Is it the cold temps so I have an excuse for sleeping in and not getting outside until it warms up a bit? No and no, it is all about the cold smoke on south aspects. And Rugged Peak is home to some of my favorite ski lines here. Yesterday we spent the day skiing perfect pow from summit to the valley bottom for 2,000' vert thigh burners, all in the sun, with no warm coat on, while it was a high temp of -12c!!!! Hopefully I can steal a couple of shots from my buddy to post up, but in the mean time here is a vid from a few weeks ago that I have been slacking on editing...enjoy!